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India: Four dead, dozens hurt in festival stampede

  • Stampede at Kochi festival
  • Four dead, five critical
  • Inquiry initiated

Five girls remain in critical condition, while two boys and two girls lost their lives when the rain disrupted the festival at CUSAT University in Kochi, southern Kerala, and the crowd fled in search of shelter.

After a stampede at a music festival in India on Saturday, which also injured scores, at least four individuals have perished, and five are in critical condition.

Stampede at CUSAT University

The tragic incident transpired within an open-air auditorium on the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) premises in Kochi, Kerala’s principal port city in the southern region.

The attendees hurriedly sought sanctuary after the festival was halted by precipitation.

Response and Hospital Admissions

Minister of State Health Veena George confirmed in a series of Facebook posts that the remains of four individuals, two boys and two girls, had been discovered.

Ms. George stated that “many people were injured in the rush” at the university despite estimates that at least sixty individuals were injured.

Five ladies in critical condition in the intensive care unit were among 56 hospitalized.

Ms. George added that seventeen students have been released at this time.

Over one hundred ambulances have been dispatched to the location.
The catastrophe transpired before Nikhita Gandhi’s performance before she arrived at the venue.

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The singer also expressed on Instagram that the incident had left her “devastated and heartbroken.”

“Before I could even depart for the performance venue, an unfortunate incident transpired,” she informed her 253,000 followers.

“Purely put, there are no adequate words to convey this profound sorrow.” My thoughts and condolences are with the families of the students.

Senior officials, including the health education department and state health department administrators, have been directed by Ms. George to dispatch physicians and other health professionals to Ernakulam General Hospital and Kalamassery Medical College. Additionally, the chief elected representative of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, declared that an inquiry into the catastrophe has been initiated.

Additionally, private institutions have been warned to make arrangements to receive patients following the occurrence.

The chief elected representative of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, declared that an inquiry into the catastrophe had been initiated.

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